Waterproof and Heatproof Makeup

Updated: Jul 26, 2018

Photography by Donat, Makeup by Mayillah, Styling by Rima Chahine (Folio), Location: Hotel Le Crystal. Originally published in the summer issue (2017) of Dress to Kill Magazine

With these long-lasting beauty products, there’s no need to worry about touching up your makeup on hot sultry days! Here’s how to create carefree, waterproof and heatproof makeup looks.

Prime your skin and your eyes to guarantee the longevity of your makeup and the brilliance of the colours. You can use primers like Laura Mercier’s Radiance Primer, Marc Jacobs' Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer or Hourglass’ Veil Mineral Primer and for the eyes, NARS’ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.

Trade your regular skin items for products like Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer and Make Up For Ever’s Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer that are long-lasting and waterproof.


Set your skin with a translucent and weightless powder like Laura Mercier’s Translucent Pressed Setting Powder prolonging the wear of your makeup while staying colour true throughout the day.

For the eyes, keep it simple by using a long-wearing cream eyeshadow like Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Colour or Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream, lining your eyes with Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and coating your lashes with Diorshow Pump'N'Volume Waterproof Mascara.

For perfectly groomed brows, define with Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Brows Brow Gel.

Use Dior’s Universal Contour Lipliner, a sheer, non-smudge lip liner to prolong the wear of your lipstick (it will keep your lips perfectly defined from 9 to 5… seriously). Then apply your lip shade of choice. If matte lipsticks are your thing, try Marc Jacobs’ Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick or Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.

Finish off your makeup look with a setting spray like Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray to ensure that your makeup will stay fresh the longest possible.